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English Questions – Vocabulary set 135

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation inAffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing some difficult words from editorials, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other !!!

1. Pauper – कंगाल

Meaning – a very poor person.

Synonyms – poor person, indigent, bankrupt, insolvent; beggar, mendicant, down-and-out

Usage – he died a pauper

2. Rancorous – शत्रु का

Meaning – characterized by bitterness or resentment.

Synonyms – bitter, spiteful, hateful, resentful, acrimonious, malicious, malevolent, malign, malignant, hostile, antipathetic, venomous, poisonous, vindictive, evil-intentioned, ill-natured, baleful, vengeful, vitriolic, virulent, pernicious, mean, nasty; informalbitchy, catty; literarymalefic

Usage – sixteen miserable months of rancorous disputes

3. Maim – अपंग कर देना

Meaning – wound or injure (a person or animal) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.

Synonyms – injure, wound, hurt, disable, put out of action, incapacitate, impair, mar, mutilate, lacerate, disfigure, deform, mangle

Usage – they are prepared to kill and maim innocent people in pursuit of their cause

4. Dingy – धूंधला

Meaning – gloomy and drab.

Synonyms – gloomy, drab, dark, dull, badly/poorly lit, dim; dismal, sombre, grim, dreary, cheerless; dirty, discoloured, grimy, soiled; faded, shabby, dowdy, worn, seedy, run down, tacky; literarytenebrous

Usage – a dingy bed-sitting room

5. Asinine – गदहे का

Meaning – extremely stupid or foolish.

Synonyms – stupid, foolish, pointless, brainless, mindless, senseless, doltish, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, insane, lunatic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, preposterous, nonsensical, fatuous, silly, childish, infantile, puerile, immature, juvenile, inane, witless, half-baked, empty-headed, unintelligent, half-witted, slow-witted, weak-minded; informalcrazy, dumb, cretinous, moronic, gormless

Usage – another asinine bit of advertising

6. Replete – परिपूर्ण

Meaning – filled or well-supplied with something.

Synonyms – filled, full, well stocked, well supplied, well provided, crammed, crowded, packed, jammed, stuffed, teeming, overflowing, bursting, brimful, brimming, loaded, overloaded, thick, solid, charged, abounding; informaljam-packed, chock-a-block, chock-full, chocker

Usage – a sumptuous environment replete with European antiques

7. Menial – सेवक

Meaning – (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.

Synonyms – unskilled, lowly, humble, low-grade, low-status, routine, humdrum, boring, dull

Usage – menial factory jobs

8. Foment – भड़काना

Meaning –  instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).

Synonyms – instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up, arouse, inspire, encourage, urge, actuate, initiate, generate, cause, prompt, start, bring about, kindle, spark off, trigger off, touch off, fan the flames of; rareenkindle, effectuate

Usage – they accused him of fomenting political unrest

9. Recluse – वैरागीवैरागी  

Meaning – a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.

Synonyms – hermit, ascetic; monk, nun; marabout, santon; rareeremite, anchorite, anchoress, stylite, cenobite.

Usage – she has turned into a virtual recluse.

10. Venial – क्षम्य

Meaning – denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace.

Synonyms – we cannot prevent ourselves sometimes from dreaming of performing venial if not mortal sins.